Sarah Manguso in conversation with Julie Orringer
March 16, 2017, 7:00 PM
300 Arguments, Sarah Manguso’s foray into the frontier of contemporary nonfiction writing, is at first glance a collection of unrelated aphorisms. But, as in the work of David Markson, the pieces reveal themselves as a masterful arrangement that steadily gathers power. Manguso’s arguments about desire, ambition, relationships, and failure are pithy, unsentimental, and defiant, and they add up to something unexpected and renegade at the cutting edge of nonfiction.